Impact

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What Role Do Documentaries Play in Conversations About Race?

The study engaged more than 200 participants from U.S. cities.

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National Issues, Local Impact

How Indie Lens Pop-Up, filmmakers, and PBS stations gather communities.

Drove millions of dollars in donations for gender-equity causes through Women and Girls Lead, an international public media campaign using 60 films to reach 59 million viewers.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. The Attack on Our Democracy

    January 8, 2021

    As an organization that exists to strengthen our democracy, ITVS condemns the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and all that it exemplifies.

  2. Lois Vossen Elected to Television Academy Board of Governors Executive Committee

    January 6, 2021

    Lois Vossen has been the executive producer of Independent Lens since the show's inception as a primetime series on PBS.

  3. Philly D.A. Docuseries Will Premiere at Sundance

    December 15, 2020

    Philly D.A., a multi-part series co-produced by ITVS that details the dramatic work inside the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, will premiere at Sundance Film Festival.